The Charlotte Project: Media Literacy Workshop

The Charlotte Project: Media Literacy Workshop

The Charlotte Project: Media Literacy Workshop

In 2016 researchers from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education published their findings from a year long study on how well students from middle school to college age could evaluate online sources of information. More than 7,800 students took part and the results showed that they struggled to distinguish ads from articles, neutral sources from biased ones and real stories from fake ones. The objectives of the Charlotte Project are: 1.. To provide people with the tools to enable them to navigate the maze of news, blogs, commentary and opinion disseminated on the web and via social media and help them to critically analyse and question what they are reading 2.. To help people to stay safe online, identify radicalism and extremism and engage with current events in a proactive and positive manner. 3.. To enable young people to engage with journalists, giving them a better understanding of the nature of the job The Charlotte Project do this through free news literacy and critical thinking workshops, delivered by trained Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists.